Stonewall released its fifth annual Education Equality Index at the Education for All Conference on Friday 10 July 2015.
The Index is a comprehensive benchmarking exercise for local authorities from across the country, showcasing how well they are celebrating difference, tackling homophobia and biphobia in schools and supporting LGBT young people in their local communities.
This year's Index has been the most competitive to date with 47 local authorities taking part - the hightest number of participants ever.
|2015 position||Local authority|
|1||Bath & North East Somerset Council|
|2||Herts for Learning/Hertfordshire County Council|
|3||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|4||Norfolk County Council|
|5||North Yorkshire County Council|
|6||Sheffield City Council|
|Joint 7||Bournemouth Borough Council|
|Joint 7||Southend-on-Sea Borough Council|
|9||Leicestershire County Council|
|10||Oxfordshire County Council|
The most improved local authority was Northumberland County Council and the best new entrant was Kirklees Council. Herts for Learning/Hertfordshire County Council received a special award for being the best performing local authority over the past five years.
You can download the Education Equality Index Report 2015, along with case studies from all the Top 10 local authorities.